There is something about the energy of a post-holiday Monday morning that has me feeling extra productive! That, and the fact that I am still on east coast time from our Thanksgiving holiday in New York and D.C. (Which probably means I’ll be utterly exhausted by 7pm tonight!) How were your Thanksgivings? As I am sure you have all heard, today is Cyber Monday– the internet’s answer to Black Friday. I don’t know about you, but with family scattered all across the country I am a huge fan of online shopping for holiday gifts. You know what’s better than online shopping for holiday gifts? Online shopping for holiday gifts hand made by talented artisans around the world and knowing that every dollar you spend is not only benefiting those who made the gifts, but children in impoverished communities as well.
Instead of traditional gift guides, which are a dime a dozen, we partnered with Nomadista this year to bring you our favorite picks from their well-curated assortment of unique goods. The first thing that caught my eye was this matte black silk top. I love this little cream yarn detail and the fact that I can wear it now– nearly 6 months pregnant– and after baby girl’s arrival. It would make a super cute date night top, don’t you think?
I love the combination of the natural wood with the gilded gold detail of these bangles. Understated and chic– my favorite! I am in love with this bag! I can imagine myself putting all of my necessities in it– credit card, cash, id, lipstick– and then transferring it back and forth between my usual day bag and my future diaper bag. All of Nomadista’s bags are incredibly unique and full of personality.
Ready to do a little shopping? For every $100 you spend on Nomadista‘s website, they donate 1 day of food, education, and healthcare to a child in need. Currently during this holiday season, they are doubling the offer to 2 days, so you can confidently shop knowing that whatever gifts you purchase, won’t just bring a smile to the face of your friends and family, that joy will be spreading to children around the world in the form of dental care, a healthy lunch, education, and so much more!
Here are my favorite picks…. be sure to hop on over to their site and check out the full selection! Happy Shopping!
Photography by Mary Costa